Carin Makuz is a writer and blogger who believes the power of art in all forms can be used to make tiny changes in a big world.
She is a small-time litter warrior armed with many bags to collect the debris she picks up on daily ‘litter’ walks, some of which she photographs. She is a literacy advocate and creator of The Litter I See Project, inviting writers across the country to submit litter-inspired poetry and prose (prompted by her photos of litter). The project is intended to create conversation about the problems of both illiteracy and litter in our communities and is run in support of Frontier College, Canada’s oldest national literacy agency.
As a long-time volunteer, Carin also facilitates journaling workshops with the women of Denise House. She can be found at Matilda Magtree where she combines text with photography, chats about books, and thinks out loud.
She is creator of the exhibition ‘upholSTORIES’ (photos of street furniture and accompanying stories). Written work appears most recently in The Malhat Review, and in the anthology GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for our Times (Frontenac House, 2018).
The Wild Nellies are pleased to be joined by Carin Makuz. Click on the link below to learn more about her work: